All Fiscal Year 1983 News Releases

A complete list of all news releases from fiscal year 1983.
  • December 24, 1983

    CPSC Plans Pilot Home Safety Program For Older Consumers

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has chosen Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Green Bay, Wisconsin, as sites for their pilot home safety project to reduce product related accidents for older consumers.

  • December 23, 1983


    The Food and Drug Administration and the Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced steps to reduce nitrosamines found in rubber baby bottle nipples and pacifiers to the lowest possible level.

  • December 22, 1983

    CPSC Seeks Civil Penalty Of $500,000 Against Robertshaw Controls Company For Not Reporting Deaths And Injuries

    Charging that the Robertshaw Controls Company in 1974 knowingly failed to make full and accurate disclosure of information in its possession concerning a defect in the firm's Unitrol 110 and Unitrol 200 LP gas water heater controls which could create a substantial product hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia against the company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia asking for a civil penalty of $500,000.

  • December 14, 1983

    CPSC Adopts Final Information Disclosure Rule

    The U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission voted today to issue a final rule containing its interpretation of Section 6(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Act. Section 6(b) imposes restrictions on the ability of the CPSC to disclose information to the public on its own initiative or in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, if the identity of a manufacturer or private labeler of a consumer product can be readily ascertained by the public.

  • December 01, 1983

    CPSC And Century Products Announce Repair Program

    In cooperation with the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Century Products, Inc., of Stow, Ohio, today announced a voluntary repair program involving two models of its super coupe baby walkers. The models involved are No. 8209 and 8210, which were produced between September, 1982 and November, 1982.

  • December 01, 1983

    Alcan's Brasilian Unit Recalling Faulty Pressure Cookers


    Originally issued December 1983, Revised April 8, 2003

    Note: Company is out of business. Please destroy or discard product.

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Alcan Aluminio Do Brasil, S.A., the Brasilian subsidiary of Alcan Aluminum Limited of Montreal, announced that approximately 300,000 pressure cookers distributed in the United States and Puerto Rico between 1977 and 1983 were being recalled.

  • November 21, 1983

    Mrs. Saundra Brown Armstrong Confirmed By The United States Senate As Commissioner Of The U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

    The United States Senate has confirmed Mrs. Saundra Brown Armstrong as a Commissioner of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission by unanimous vote, November 18, 1983. Mrs. Armstrong becomes the third Reagan appointee of the five-member Commission.

  • November 01, 1983

    CPSC Issues Alert On Amusement Park Ride

    Because of concern over an incident associated with an amusement ride known as Enterprise, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is alerting residents in the areas of West Palm Beach and Lakeland, Florida, and in Valdosta, Georgia, of the operation of similar rides in those cities.

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